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Celebrating Too Early/Late

04 Aug 2014 21:59

Riders celebrating too early or too late never gets old. This is a thread for those guys.

Let's start with Matthews effort from today.
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04 Aug 2014 22:10

Probably the best one from recent years.
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04 Aug 2014 22:23

Was it Betancur in the 2013 Giro?

And a Caja Rural in the 2012 Vuelta?

There was also a celebration a lap too early in California this season which was very amusing.
"There's someone coming through the mist . . . it can't be . . . it is! .. Oh, sorry, my mistake. It isn't"
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04 Aug 2014 22:25

I always liked Danilo Hondo in stage 6 of the 2010 Giro. Not because he forgot Matt Lloyd had already been there for over a minute, but because he failed to notice Rubens Bertogliatti rolling in for 2nd on the stage right in front of him.
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04 Aug 2014 22:28

Most embarrasing ever was Alexandre Moos. It was a stage in the Vuelta long ago. Andrei Zintchenko had attacked and won from a break or something many minutes earlier. Something like ten guys had passed the line. Then as the peloton approaches Moos attacks, he's really concentrated, looks back a couple of times and cruises over the line with a nice victory gesture. I guess he figured his attack was so super hard that no one could respond. Then a little later there were pictures of him arguing with people from the race organization.
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04 Aug 2014 22:57

I'm way too lazy to look for a picture. Zabel dropped the ball in Milan-San Remo(2004, I believe) and Oscarito took the win.
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04 Aug 2014 23:38

Tour de Suisse 2003, stage 4. Sandy Casar and Filippo Simeoni in the break with a healthy lead with 10 k to go. Unfortunately, they stop cooperating, and the charging peloton gets closer. With 1 k to go, there's visual contact, and Kim Kirchen jumps away from the bunch, passes the two in front, slows down to celebrate and fails to notice that Casar has caught onto him, and - ultimately - passes him on the finish line.

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05 Aug 2014 01:28

Boonen is the king of celebrating too early. Got beaten by both Cavendish and Freire because he was too busy showboating.
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05 Aug 2014 01:31

BYOP88 wrote:I'm way too lazy to look for a picture. Zabel dropped the ball in Milan-San Remo(2004, I believe) and Oscarito took the win.


Yes, my all-time favorite:

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05 Aug 2014 02:31

Armchair cyclist wrote:Was it Betancur in the 2013 Giro?

And a Caja Rural in the 2012 Vuelta?

There was also a celebration a lap too early in California this season which was very amusing.


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Can't remember specifically the incident in the Vuelta, but I think you might be right.

California, I love this one. The guy is just so happy and so psyched to take the win! Then he looks back...:o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sci6Y4COzCI
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05 Aug 2014 02:40

Afrank wrote:California, I love this one. The guy is just so happy and so psyched to take the win! Then he looks back...:o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sci6Y4COzCI
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Ya, this one was pretty good. He must have been pretty full of himself for half a second thinking he just beat some world tour sprinters. :)
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05 Aug 2014 02:41

Armchair cyclist wrote:And a Caja Rural in the 2012 Vuelta?
It was Antonio Piedra, I couldn't find a picture though. Later on he ended up winning stage 15 (Lagos de Covadonga).
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05 Aug 2014 03:03

Merckx quite famously punched the sky as Guimard snuck around him and lunged for the win.

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05 Aug 2014 03:38

Has any one did a false victory salute from a break?
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05 Aug 2014 04:38

Hesjedal Alberta 2013 1 stage. Unfortunately I cannot find the proper picture.
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05 Aug 2014 04:54

cineteq wrote:It was Antonio Piedra, I couldn't find a picture though. Later on he ended up winning stage 15 (Lagos de Covadonga).


it was actually Marcos Garcia
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05 Aug 2014 07:12

Massimo Giunti never won a race in his 13-year pro career.

And that's why:

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05 Aug 2014 07:27

Bye Bye Bicycle wrote:Massimo Giunti never won a race in his 13-year pro career.

And that's why:

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Haha that is hilarious! :D Poor guy :o
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05 Aug 2014 08:03

Exactly the same look on his face both times.
"There's someone coming through the mist . . . it can't be . . . it is! .. Oh, sorry, my mistake. It isn't"
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05 Aug 2014 08:08

I can't remember who it was exactly(I'm 100% certain it was a rider from South America, not sure if it's Mauricio Ardila)but in a stage in the Vuelta the KoM points were about 250 meters from the finish line, the guy sprinted for the KoM prize threw up his arms to celebrate and the other guy in the breakaway rode past and claimed the stage win.
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